Lesson 10: Underplant trees with blooms and foliage
Instead of planting grass (which competes for nutrients) under a tree, grow flowering plants that have shallow roots, such as shade-loving annuals. If tree roots make digging difficult, create pockets between the roots and sink in potted plants for the season.
Lesson 11: Incorporate a tree stump into your garden bed
Although a tree stump can be an eyesore, in this garden it becomes a pedestal for an orchid specimen. Surrounding the stump, flowering plants highlight its contribution to the garden.
Design & Decor - Design Ideas
11 garden design lessons from Grenada
Apply these lessons from the tropics to your north-of-the-border garden.
- Page 1: Lesson 1: Frame a view with plants
- Page 2: Lesson 2: Camouflage a stone wall
- Page 3: Lesson 3: Create visual appeal with orb-shaped shrubs
- Page 4: Lesson 4: Give your garden structure with straight lines
- Page 5: Lesson 5: Inject colour with objects
- Page 6: Lesson 6: Layer beds with texture, colour and height
- Page 7: Lesson 7: Add tranquility with water
- Page 8: Lesson 8: Edge borders with mulch
- Page 9: Lesson 9: Create an illusion with grassy mounds
- Page 10: Lessons 10 and 11: Underplant with blooms and add a tree stump to a bed